Concord, NH - The U.S. Marshals were tasked with locating and arresting fugitive, Zackery Rawson. Rawson was a wanted fugitive in both NH and Vermont. In NH, Rawson was wanted for a Sullivan County probation violation on an original charge of receiving stolen property, including a firearm. In Vermont, Rawson was wanted on multiple arrest warrants for escape, probation violation, burglary, grand larceny, and receive, possess, conceal stolen property. Additionally, Rawson is a suspect in several area burglaries, which are still under investigation.
Yesterday, the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force in NH acted on information that was developed through a cooperative investigation that occurred in both NH and Vermont. This information led investigators to an apartment on Church Street in North Walpole, NH. While attempting to gain entry into the apartment, Rawson jumped from a second floor window and was quickly chased down by a NH State Trooper and a Sergeant from the Walpole Police Department. Once in custody, Rawson was brought to the Walpole Police Department for processing prior to being transferred to a local jail, where he will be held pending his initial court appearance.
Several member agencies from the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force assisted in the investigation and arrest of Rawson including law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals Office, Rockingham and Sullivan County Sheriff's Offices, NH State Probation and Parole, NH State Police and officers from the Walpole, Claremont & Springfield (VT) Police Departments.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 6,340 arrests (Updated as of 5/03/2016). These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.